Icicle Station

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Icicle Station
Leavenworth Amtrak Station.jpg
Location 11645 North Road
Leavenworth, WA 98801
United States
Coordinates 47°36′25″N 120°38′40″W / 47.606886°N 120.644345°W / 47.606886; -120.644345Coordinates: 47°36′25″N 120°38′40″W / 47.606886°N 120.644345°W / 47.606886; -120.644345
Owned by City of Leavenworth
Line(s) BNSF Railway Scenic Subdivision
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Short-term only; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: LWA
History
Opened September 25, 2009[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 7,957[2]Increase 3.29%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Seattle
Empire Builder
toward Chicago

Icicle Station, also known as Leavenworth station, is a train station for Amtrak's Empire Builder in Leavenworth, Washington. The station started service on September 25, 2009.[1]

Former mayor Rob Eaton initiated the station project in 2003 as a way to bring tourists to Leavenworth, which is famous for its "Bavarian Village" themed downtown. By February 2007, track-owner BNSF Railway and Amtrak had approved the station project and it moved forward. HNTB, Inc. completed the station design and managed construction.[3]

The station, 600-foot (180 m) platform,[4] and parking lot are owned by the City of Leavenworth. The track is owned by BNSF Railway.[5] There is no Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach connection at this station, but there is a stop nearby at U.S. Route 2 and Icicle Road.[citation needed]

Boardings and alightings[edit]

Year 2011[6] 2012[7] 2013[8] 2014[9] 2015[10] 2016[11] 2017[12]
Total 8,028 12,751 9,231 11,307 7,538 7,957 8,219
YOY Difference - 4,723 -3,520 2,076 -3769 419 262
YOY Difference % - 58.83% -27.61% 22.49% -33.33% 5.56% 3.29%

Shuttle services[edit]

Link Transit has a Dial-a-Ride service that is open to the general public. The service requires at least a one-day advance notice.[13]

Leavenworth Taxi also has a shuttle to and from the station.[14]

Some hotels in the area offer a shuttle to the train station such as the Icicle Inn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amtrak Empire Builder Service to Leavenworth, WA, to Begin September 25, 2009". Reuters. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2017, State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Leavenworth, WA (LWA)". www.greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Cantwell, Brian J. (October 29, 2009). "Amtrak to Leavenworth: nice ride to Oompahtown, with a few hiccups". The Seattle Times. p. D6. Retrieved February 26, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Leavenworth, WA (LWA)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved February 26, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2011: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2011. p. 1. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 
  7. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2012: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. p. 1. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 
  8. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2013: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 
  9. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2014: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. p. 1. Retrieved 12 Jan 2016. 
  10. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2015: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. p. 1. Retrieved 12 Jan 2016. 
  11. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2016, State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 17 Jan 2017. 
  12. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2017, State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "Leavenworth DART". Archived from the original on 2009-08-20. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  14. ^ "Leavenworth Shuttle & Taxi". Retrieved 2009-10-10. 

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